Mar 5, 2014 3:00pm PST
greg abbott secured the g.o.p. nomination in a tuesday primary, while democrats chose state senator wendy davis. they'll face off in november. >> ifill: israel seized a ship in the red sea today and said it carried advanced rockets intended for palestinian militants in gaza. the naval raid happened in international waters, about a thousand miles off eilat on the israeli coast. the rockets were found aboard a ship flying the panamanian flag. israel's military said they were made in syria and smuggled by iran. traveling in los angeles, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said it's shows iran cannot be trusted, especially in ongoing nuclear talks. >> these weapons were going to be used against israel. the entire operation, this clandestine operation was organized by iran. while iran is conducting these talks, smiling to the international community it continues to arm terrorist groups continues to perpetrate terrorism around the world. >> ifill: iran denied any involvement. and a spokesman for hamas, the militant group ruling gaza, denied the rockets were bound for its territory.
Mar 3, 2014 6:00pm PST
. >> woodruff: let's talk about republican greg greg, the conservative state attorney general. what do voters know of him? >> yeah, unlike wendy davis who is a relative newcomer here, even people in texas have learned about her from her filibuster last year. gregg abbott has been on the scene for two decades. he was a member of the texas supreme court and for a decade has been the attorney general. very conservative. as a conservative attorney general, he has touted the idea that he has stood up and fought all the way to the supreme court the right for the texas -- the ten commandments monument to remain on texas grounds. he won that case. he is very big on second amendment rights. i just saw a tweet from him the other day in which he was with law enforcement people holding a semi-automatic weapon. he posed on the cover of "texas monthly magazine" with a gun, traditional campaign tactics here in texas. and if he has one theme, frankly, it's a theme many republicans this primary season have, it is i have sued the obama administration scores of times and won many suits and i will stand against